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Bumble vs. OkCupid – Which one should you settle on in 2022?

Last updated on June 6, 2022 by Roxana Bikfalvi

At A Glance

Bumble has become one of the world’s most popular site since its formation in 2014. The revolutionary app was founded by the former principal co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd. She had left Tinder then. Since it was founded by the same person, the app shares numerous features with its sister app—Tinder. For instance, it uses the same swiping principle as Tinder. However, there is one significant difference—it is the women in Bumble to initiate the contact and not the men. The women-friendly app has gained over 12.5 million members worldwide.

OkCupid is one of the oldest apps. Since it was launched back in 2013, the app has seen tremendous sign-ups and has been the reason for many people's marriages in the US and other parts of the world. Unlike Bumble, OkCupid allows freedom and welcomes all forms of relationships and sexual orientations—something that is already portrayed by the beautiful pictures on the website's main page. What makes this site even more special is the fact that it is free, and paid plans are only an additional piece of the pie. 

How to Choose a Dating Site

Choosing a dating site is never an easy task, particularly if you are overwhelmed by the many sites around you.

However, you can always have a criterion where you can prioritize your needs.

For instance, you can begin by deciding whether you want a free or paid app.

If you choose a paid app, what special services do you get?

Such choices can help you narrow down your best app. Essentially, both Bumble and OkCupid offer almost the same features, and both are legit apps that you can trust.

Bumble, however, puts women in the driver seat—women get to decide who to contact and whom not to. Bumble is also for singles looking for mature and serious relationships.

So, if you are that male with great vibes for a lady, you may not get a chance to use them on Bumble.

If 24 hours are over and a lady you are interested in does not initiate a conversation, then count yourself unlucky because the match will be lost.

If you have not used dating sites before, the "try before you buy" criterion used by OkCupid might interest you. OkCupid, however, is seen as a less reliable site than Bumble because it's too crowded.


Both sites have an excellent user pool. Both sites have an excellent user pool. They are both available in many countries, but OkCupid appears to lead. The site is accessible in almost all continents covering over 100 countries. Bumble, on the other hand, has a less audience as it is available in about 20 countries.

OkCupid enjoys too much popularity than Bumble. That is one conclusion we can’t argue about. It is at this moment I wish to name my first-round winner in this neck-to-neck competition.

OkCupid, it is!

Website Availability Link
OkCupid Over 100 countries Read review
Bumble 20 countries Read review

Winner: OkCupid


The popularity of a site depends on the number of countries it covers. Popular sites like OkCupid tend to be more popular because of the vast number of countries they cover.

Bumble is also quite popular. It receives over 900,000 visits per month and 11,000 users weekly. Even though women are the key drivers of relationships in this site, there is a very minute difference between the number of men and the number of women on the site.

One crucial factor that one needs to put into consideration when choosing this site is its availability in the country. If you reside in the rural areas, you are likely to spend months or years finding a match in Bumble. Remember, women are selective, and where you live is one significant determinant. Primarily, most online dating users live around the city irrespective of the site they're using.

Once again, OkCupid takes the trophy for being the most popular.

Website Visits/month Link
OkCupid 100 million Read review
Bumble 900,000 Read review

Winner: OkCupid

Sign-up Process

The sign-up process for both sites isn’t rocket science. It will only take you a few minutes to sign up. Any tech-savvy individual can sign up comfortably within 15 minutes. The sites are also safe as they do not ask too much personal information. OkCupid has a straightforward process due to its long list of countries and vast members. If you are looking for a site that will update very critical information like the number of children and family, then you may not be lucky.  Both Bumble and OkCupid ask for education, work, and other general information.

Although it is difficult to tell which site is easier and faster to sign up, OkCupid still leads as the preference questions have two choice answers making things even much more uncomplicated.

So, it is OkCupid once again! (I think we got a winner already, LOL!)

Website Sign-Up Process Link
OkCupid 10 minutes Read review
Bumble 10-15 minutes Read review

Winner: OkCupid 

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When it comes to features, Bumble seems to be more vibrant. OkCupid has general features due to its massive user pool. Any single member from 18 to 50 years can use the app comfortably. Premium members of both sites can enjoy great features to help get a perfect match. Well, it is quite annoying to know that the most fantastic features are not free. I wish to give credit to Bumble because most of its free features are great, unlike OkCupid. 

This round, Bumble wins. Claps!

Website Features Link
OkCupid variety of features  Read review
Bumble A wide array of features Read review

Winner: Bumble

Quality of Matches

 We don't need to make a comparison based on the quality of the matches. The winner is Bumble! How did I know? Well, let's be logical. OkCupid has millions and millions of users. Most members are actually not serious and are only looking for one-night stands or casual dating. It is not easy to find a serious match who is ready to settle down. So, if you are looking for a wife or husband to marry, you may not find them on this platform, but you can find them on Bumble. Women initiate contact on Bumble. That means that a woman will only reach up to a man if she is serious about them.

With that said, Bumble takes the trophy once more.

Website Quality of Matches Link
OkCupid Good Read review
Bumble Excellent Read review

Winner: Bumble 

Aesthetics and Interface

 Both apps have and use clean aesthetics. Bumble is easier to use and has better features than the 16-year-old OkCupid. The design on each app looks quite basic. Bumble has launched a Bumble Mag—a magazine distributed offline for free for people living in the United States when you request for it. Therefore, without going far into more details, I can confidently give this one a tie. Both apps are great and are doing well as far as aesthetics and interface are concerned.

Both apps win!

Website Aesthetics and Interface Link
OkCupid Simple yet functional aesthetics Read review
Bumble Intuitive interface Read review

Winner: Tie


We have mentioned one or two things about pricing--which one is free and which one is not. The truth is that most dating sites have premiums that come in packages for various perks. The more you pay, the better the services. This is no different for OkCupid and Bumble. Both apps offer plans that can be bought either for one month, three months, six months, and 12 months.

The trick is to find an app that doesn't overcharge and has excellent features. Bumble is a little more expensive as it charges $8 per week and $24 per month, but if your package is more than three months, you get a discount. OkCupid costs $19 per month, but if you decide to pay for six months, you will only need to pay less than $10.

Although the gap is quite small, OkCupid is cheaper.

OkCupid Subscription length Price/month Bumble Subscription length Price/month
Read review One month $19.95 Read review Two months $24.35
  Three months $14.95   Four months $12.75
  Six months $9.95   Eight months $10.18

Winner: OkCupid

Who Is It For? 

 Most dating sites have no restrictions on the type of relationship the members can indulge in. OkCupid allows all forms of affiliations and sexual orientations. This, you can confirm with the cute main page pictures the app displays. That means that anyone can find a soulmate on OkCupid comfortably. Bumble, on the other end, lets women take charge to contact men. This way, a woman is able to choose the type of man they want without getting harassed by the many unwanted inboxes. Men get to enjoy the pleasure of being requested. So, if you are looking for a serious partner, I recommend that you should seriously consider Bumble your site.

Since it's for everyone, OkCupid wins on this one

Website Who Is It For Link
OkCupid Straight men and women + LGBT/queer/asexual individuals  Read review
Bumble Straight men and women Read review

Winner: OkCupid 

And The Winner Is…

Hard and tough it was, but we got a winner! Ladies and gentlemen, let’s all clap for… OkCupid!

Yes, most of us saw it coming. Therefore, it wasn't as surprising as I wanted it to be. Congratulations on reading through and identifying the winner before I could announce. That is really motivating.

OkCupid has great features. It is also easy to use. It unites members as it allows people from different countries, with different orientations and ages to interact and find love. OkCupid is an app for everyone.

Well, Bumble is not doing bad itself because it bagged a few points. It also has a strong theme whose aim is to empower women and is a female-friendly dating site. No doubt, a great one to give a try.

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Roxana Bikfalvi
As a pragmatic woman, Roxana didn't focus much on the matters of heart until falling head over hills for the wrong guy. After a devastating relationship, she studied the dynamics of dating and man's behavior to understand what went wrong. Her path drifted from science to letters, with the aim to share her knowledge with other women in need. She is now a contributor to Her Aspiration.

One comment on “Bumble vs. OkCupid – Which one should you settle on in 2022?”

  1. The only thing I'm trying to figure out about... is why you said that okcupid was 16 years old. Yet it was established in 2012 or 2013 as you say. In that reasoning it can't be any older than 8 years. Not, that it matters much to me…, since I was just looking this stuff up to answer someone's question... and saw that 16 year old thing in my google results...

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